How Does Clover Benefit Your Lawn?

Why Clover Is a Good Thing

In the world of organic lawn care, we generally view clover as a beneficial turf cover, but we fully understand that you might not want clover in your yard. Fortunately, we have the tools to successfully get rid of clover–safely and naturally.
In case you like clover, here’s how it benefits your lawn:
  • Fixes nitrogen in the soil
  • Outcompetes more troublesome turf weeds, such as creeping charlie
  • Attracts pollinators!

Getting Rid of Clover Naturally & Safely

Our weed management program, aeration and overseeding, along with our 5-step fertilizer program, are all tools we have to safely get rid of most clover patches in your lawn.

Research has shown that regular applications of corn gluten meal can significantly reduce clover infestations. The corn gluten prevents new clover seeds from germinating while also breaking down to add nitrogen to the soil. Corn gluten is a key component of our fertilization process.

Some Reasons Your Lawn Might Be Low in Nitrogen & Attracting More Clover

  • Poor soil:  Improve your soil quality by aerating and top-dressing with good-quality compost mix. You may need to repeat this for a few years until the soil is in better shape. Be sure to test different areas of soil, since the clover patch may be different from the rest of the yard.
  • Low Nutrients:  Feed your lawn with an organic slow-release fertilizer that will improve your soil as it breaks down. Chemical fertilizers quickly leach away and eventually make the problem worse. That’s why we rely on organic fertilizer, which helps your lawn thrive at the macro and micro level!
  • Over Irrigation:  Water leaches nitrogen away, so heavy rains, overwatering, and overlapping sprinkler patterns can create inviting spots for clover. Follow our guide on best practices for watering your lawn.
  • Cool Temperatures:  If spring weather has been cool, soil microbes might not be active enough to move available nitrogen into your lawn grass, giving clover a head start in the growing season.

Call us at 847-866-1930 for a free consultation on how we can help you create a healthier, safer lawn!

2 Responses to How Does Clover Benefit Your Lawn?

  1. HOPE J EHRMAN September 14, 2021 at 1:48 pm #

    Hi I have been looking for several years for someone familiar with permeable pavers plus a few other problems with the property that I would like to correct. I am thinking about a 3-5 year plan as Covid stopped an already planned kitchen remodel, and we are still waiting on that.
    Please let me know when we can find a mutually convenient time for a visit to the property.(I already use Greenwise for overall care), Thanks

    • Robyn Hurtig September 15, 2021 at 10:57 am #

      Hi Hope, Thanks for your comment! We’d love to help you with permeable pavers. I’ll have Justin reach out to you to schedule a time for you to meet with Josh.

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